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Morrisons on track to become a £1bn wholesaler

14 Sep 2017 | By David Rees

Morrisons expects to achieve wholesale sales of more than £1bn within a couple of years, according to its latest trading statement.

One Stop Leamington

One Stop launches "behavioural clustering" programme

12 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

One Stop Stores has further evolved its localisation credentials with the adoption of “behavioural clustering”.


Co-op sponsors schools awards to raise food awareness

12 Sep 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group has launched a new sponsorship that will help students learn about global issues, including where their food comes from.


Scottish Co-op stores enjoy surge in local sales

31 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group’s 350 Scottish stores have enjoyed a surge in patriotic shopping with sales of home-grown produce up 33% in value in the past year, the mutual has reported.

Sainsbury’s like for like sales continue to slip

Sainsbury's announces Argos click and collect service

29 Aug 2017 | By Ieuan Hughes

Sainsbury’s is launching an Argos click and collect service in dozens of its Local convenience stores.

The supermarket has announced a consecutive decline in like-for-like sales.

Asda posts first quarterly sales rise in three years

17 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Business at Asda, the last of the supermarket diehards to resist the convenience store revolution, is looking up after parent company Walmart reported the first positive quarterly sales figure for its UK business in three years.


More management changes at Tesco-owned One Stop

09 Aug 2017 Updated: 10 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Tesco has appointed one of its former store managers to replace Mark Williams at One Stop


Franchise director King departs in One Stop shake-up

31 Jul 2017 Updated: 01 Aug 2017 | By Andrew Don

Tesco has shaken up the management of One Stop in a move that sees the departure of franchise director Andrew King

McColl’s announce like-for-like sales fall

McColl's announces first half like-for-like sales growth

24 Jul 2017

McColl’s has announced positive first half results, with like-for-like sales up 0.2% and recently acquired stores from the Co-op Group performing particularly well.


Co-op Group rolls out local sourcing programme across UK

19 Jul 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group has revealed a major rollout of its local sourcing programme following the success of a pilot scheme in Yorkshire.

Simply Food

New M&S Simply Food stores performing 'above expectations'

11 Jul 2017

Mark and Spencer has announced a 4.5% increase in first quarter food sales and a 0.1% dip in like for likes, with new Simply Food stores performing “ahead of expectations”.

Tesco CEO Matt Davies raises concerns over potential “lethal” effects of inflation on consumers

Tesco posts 2.7% rise in like-for-like UK food sales

16 Jun 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Tesco has announced a 2.7% increase in like-for-like UK food sales in its first quarter trading results.


Tesco removes 5p plastic bags in three-store trial

25 May 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Tesco has removed single use carrier bags from three stores as part of a 10-week trial.


Co-op commits to British and ethical products

24 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-operative Group’s members committed the convenience store giant to a raft of ethical, environmental, social and business initiatives at its annual general meeting in Manchester, last weekend.

M&S Ludgate

M&S upgrades Simply Food store opening ambitions

24 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has upgraded the opening target for its food stores as it concentrates on convenience as part of its “strategic focus”.


Co-op launches franchise pilot with forecourt operator MRH

17 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-op Group has broken with 170 years of tradition by launching itself into franchising.


Scotmid opens revamped Gorebridge store

15 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

Scotmid Co-operative has reopened its Hunterfield Road store, in Gorebridge, after the community convenience store underwent a total transformation.

One Stop

One Stop Franchise reports 7% like-for-like sales growth

11 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

One Stop’s franchise model has proved its worth with the news that franchisees experienced an average growth in like-for-like sales of 7% and margin growth of 5% during the past financial year.

Sainsbury’s like for like sales continue to slip

Sainsbury's reports strong annual growth in convenience

03 May 2017 | By Robin Mannering

Sainsbury’s has reported a sales increase of more than 6% in its convenience estate in its preliminary annual results, as it grew the number of Local stores by 41 to 605 over the year.

Co-op Qourn

Central England Co-op invests in store openings

02 May 2017 | By Andrew Don

The UK’s largest independent co-operative, Central England Co-op, will open three new convenience stores and three refits in a single day at the end of the month.


Co-op targets Wales with 12 new c-stores and refits

26 Apr 2017 | By Andrew Don

The Co-op has announced a £16m programme of food store openings and refits in Wales this year.

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